Hello to new reader witchway!
State of the 'Song
Recovering from glutening. Cranky. Homesick.
Things I Am Missing in Boston Today
Work. Seeing friends at Diesel. Margaret Ronald's reading at Pandemonium. As always, my cats.
The Effects of Being at Stately Ravensnatch Manor
That is what felisdemens calls my parents' house. Stately Ravensnatch Manor. Yep.
* As I noted previously, my sister and her husband have moved back in. So with them, my parents, Elayna, Adam, and me, that is... too many people. For serious.
* And they watch bad television super-loud all the time and it makes me twitch.
* As a side effect of too many people, my parents now go extra apeshit if anything is left on a table for more than 10 seconds.
* Since there are too many people for me to sit in the living room, I sit in the parlor to knit. NO ONE IS SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE PARLOR EVER. My parents twitch every time they walk by and see me there. Dad fiddles with the lights while looking at me out of the corner of his eye. Mom stares at my knitting on the couch whenever I get up for a cup of coffee. I AM DISTURBING THE ORDER OF THE UNIVERSE BY BEING IN THE PARLOR YOU GUYS.
* Negative effects of this place on me include feeling contrary and combative over leaving a ball of yarn out, and weighing myself frequently. This is why I don't have scales all over my house like they have here. Eight years of ballet and many years after of loss of control/control-freak-ness = eating-disorder 'song and I cannot see a damn scale and not get on and have an interior flail over whatever the number is this time. Do not want. And yes, I'm pretty sure my mother is anorexic; no, not just because of all of the scales.
* Six animals humanity accidentally made way scarier.
* The Parable of the Snow.
* I just love that Serious Eats posted a recipe for Bagna Cauda, which I'd previously only heard of on Babylon 5. We are one step closer to a B5 dinner party.
* Read this. Because yes.
Tel Qudadi, an ancient fortress located in the heart of Tel Aviv at the mouth of the Yarkon River, was first excavated more than 70 years ago ― but the final results of neither the excavations nor the finds were ever published. Now, research on Tel Qudadi by archaeologists at Tel Aviv University has unpeeled a new layer of history, indicating that there is much more to learn from the site, including evidence that links ancient Israel to the Greek island of Lesbos.
Oh hell I don't know. Stuff. I'm going to go for a walk. The do Arisia lit track management. Probably then reading and knitting. There's nowhere I can go here to shut the door and write. On the plus side, I get to see enderfem and possibly maxymyllyn later! Adam will make us mushroom risotto!